Are Weighted Sleep Bags Safe?

Are Weighted Sleep Bags Safe?

When it comes to the safety of our precious little ones, we don't take any chances. That's why we want to address the topic of weighted sleep bags. 

While they may be gaining popularity, weighted sleep bags are not considered a safe sleep solution for your baby.

What is a Weighted Sleep Bag?

Let's start with the basics. A weighted sleep bag is designed with weighted beads sewn inside, providing added pressure. The weight may be evenly distributed throughout the sleep bag or concentrated in specific areas. Recently, weighted swaddles have also become available. 

Are Weighted Sleep Bags and Swaddles Safe?

No, weighted sleep bags and swaddles are not considered safe for babies. These products can potentially restrict breathing, pose a risk of suffocation, and increase the chances of your baby overheating. The additional weight can also make it challenging for your little one to move freely, causing baby to get stuck in unsafe positions. 

What does the AAP say about weighted sleep bags?

According to the AAP’s safe sleep recommendations, “Weighted swaddles, weighted clothing or weighted objects on or near the baby are not safe and not recommended.”

Alternatives to Weighted Sleep Bags & Swaddles

Luckily, there are alternatives that prioritize both comfort and safety – unweighted sleep bags and swaddles offer a much safer sleep solution for your little one. They still provide comfort and ca help lull baby into a deeper sleep without risking your little one’s safety.

At gunamuna, we take pride in offering sleep bags that prioritize your baby's safety and comfort. Our sleep bags are stuffed with hypoallergenic microfiber fill that mimics the insulating ability of luxury down. A 4-way zipper keeps your little one covered and cuddled during the easiest diaper changes you’ve ever experienced. Plus, each cozy sleep bag gives the sensation of a calming hug and lulls baby into a deeper sleep cycle – and they’re so soft and fluffy that you're gonna want one for yourself. 

For itty bitty babes, gunamuna swaddles are the sleep solution you need. They also feature a 4-way zipper and hypoallergenic microfiber fill, so baby stays cozy all night long. A built-in belly band helps newborns sleep more soundly, and the option to wrap your little one arms in or arms out allows for a safe transition when baby starts rolling. 

As parents, we know the safety and happiness of your baby mean everything. Choose sleep solutions that balance comfort and safety, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your little one is safe + snug.